Warning: There is objectionable language in these videos.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis County police say six people were arrested. Two of those were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. Carnahan was gone when the ruckus started.
Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with Don’t tread on me printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.
It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked, he said.
The next video is a bit harder to view. You can hear more than you can see. It does appear that the president’s cronies are now appearing at town hall meetings as a counter movement to health care protesters, and their actions are not always…well…nice. Let’s hope citizen protesters can keep their cool without reciprocating bad acts. Things are ratcheting up, folks. Stay calm and speak the truth, even if your freedom of speech is being threatened.
Is Kathleen Sebelius really condoning violence? Did she see the video and know what was going on when she said…keep doing what you’re doing? If so, that is certainly shocking.